Cardboard Cuts with Charles Shearer RCA

1 or 2 day course
19 and/or 20 November 2019. 12 and/or 13 May; 13 and/or 14 November 2020
10am to 4pm

£110 per day or £195 for both days including all materials.

Cardboard Cuts with Charles Shearer RCA

Born in Kirkwall, Orkney in 1956 Charles Shearer studied at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen and at the Royal College of Art, London, specialising there in illustration. Since graduating in 1983, he has taught printmaking at numerous art schools alongside working on personal projects including commissions for books and magazines, such as Faber & Faber, poetry and prose magazine Ambit, and books by the poet George Mackay Brown.

On this 2 day course each day we will explore the techniques for cardboard cut printmaking and as such, it is possible to attend just 1 day if preferred.

Course structure
• Introductory talk and looking at examples of Charles’s original work
• Explanation of the cardboard cut technique
• Introduction to the tools, materials and methods used in cardboard cut printmaking
• Use and experiment with a range of tools - some made and adapted specifically for this technique - to add both texture and a distinct character to images
• How to apply inks
• The use of masking in creating an image
• How to print with a press and a baren

Experience level
• No previous experience necessary though some dexterity with a craft knife may be helpful.

Maximum 10 places

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• By phone 01223 892380


Payment / Terms and Conditions

For all courses except CPSC Certificate course

Full payment of the course fee is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until full payment has been received. If full payment is not received within 10 working days of a place being reserved, the booking will be assumed to be void.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £10.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 10 working days before the course start date. Cancellations received less than 10 working days before a course starts will require the full course fee to be paid.

Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.


For CPSC Certificate course

Payment of the deposit for Term 1 is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until this deposit has been received. If the Term 1 deposit is not received within 20 working days of a place being reserved, the booking will be assumed to be void. The outstanding balance for Term 1 is due before the start of Term 1.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £10.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 20 working days before the course start date. Cancellations received less than 20 working days before a course starts will require the full course fee to be paid.

Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.